Humasorb

HUMASORB®:
Low Cost Solution To Pollution

Simultaneous Cleanup of Heavy Metals, Radionuclides, & Organics

Humasorb• Metals, Radionuclides, Organics
• Multi-Purpose Adsorber
• High Cation-Exchange Capacity
• Can Be Regenerated
• Cost-Effective
• Environmentally Friendly

HUMASORB is based on the natural properties of humic acid and incorporates high ion-exchange capacity, the ability to chelate metals, adsorb organics, and also reduce toxic forms of contaminants such as Cr (VI) and chlorinated organics into non-toxic components.

HUMASORB’s feasibility was proven at an abandoned mine in Indiana County, Pennsylvania for impeding the formation of acid mine water. It was used at the largest coal pit in Montana to capture micronutrients, primarily iron, with small amounts of aluminum, zinc and copper at a pH of <3. This was followed by another treatment to remove the bulk of aluminum chromium, cadmium, nickel, lead, arsenic and other metals to achieve compliance with the Montana Drinking Water and Gold Book Standards. The micronutrient fertilizer obtained with HUMASORBenhanced crop yields of wheat and alfalfa by 30-40%.

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HUMASORB’s feasibility was proven at an abandoned mine in Indiana County, Pennsylvania for impeding the formation of acid mine water. It was used at the largest coal pit in Montana to capture micronutrients, primarily iron, with small amounts of aluminum, zinc and copper at a pH of <3. This was followed by another treatment to remove the bulk of aluminum chromium, cadmium, nickel, lead, arsenic and other metals to achieve compliance with the Montana Drinking Water and Gold Book Standards. The micronutrient fertilizer obtained with HUMASORB enhanced crop yields of wheat and alfalfa by 30-40%.

HUMASORB Multi-Purpose Absorber has strong metal binding capabilities, adsorptive capabilities of organic substances, high cation exchange capacity, and chemical reducing properties of toxic chemicals to non-toxic forms. We developed and have used this novel and highly effective organic absorber for more than 20 years in the US, Middle East and Asia for removal of toxic metals and organic contaminants from the environment.

HUMASORB multi-purpose absorber has strong metal binding capabilities, adsorptive capabilities of organic substances, high cation exchange capacity, and chemical reducing properties of toxic chemicals to non-toxic forms. This novel organic absorber has been used for more than 20 years in the US, Middle East and Asia for removal of toxic metals and organic contaminants from the environment. It has also been successfully used in the treatment of highly acid mine water.

We know of no other contaminant removal product that has the versatility or the spectrum of applicability that HUMASORB has been proven to achieve in a single treatment. It is not only highly effective as an eco-friendly multi-purpose absorber of contaminants, but it is highly cost-effective.

For the US Department of Energy Sandia National Laboratory, HUMASORB-CS was field tested for the removal of Tc-99 and TCE and compared with Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) for treatment of contaminated groundwater at the DOE Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Both removed Tc-99. However, ZVI resulted in the release of DCE but no release of TCE or DCE occurred with HUMASORB-CS.

For the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant / Mason & Hanger, Silas Mason Co. Inc., the feasibility of chemical destruction of munitions propellants was demonstrated while also capturing depleted uranium (DU) residues (nitrates and oxides) with HUMASORB-L. Independent tests were conducted by the US Department of Energy Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), to verify the effectiveness of the HUMASORB-CS was the only material other than IONSIV – IE911 that was effective in removing both cesium and strontium. However, Humasorb was demonstrated to adsorb cesium more efficiently.

For the US Army / Chemical Demil Program, full scale HUMASORB units were deployed for treatment of caustic brine waters from the chemical weapons demilitarization operations at Johnston Island in the Pacific. Almost 200,000 gallons of alkaline wastewater containing 20 toxic metals were treated to below EPA compliance levels. HUMASORB-L reduced the secondary precipitated waste by 99%.

For the US Department of Energy / MSE, Inc., a mobile field unit was deployed incorporating a sequenced process of Humasorb-L to capture fertilizer micronutrients followed by HUMASORB-CS to capture all of the remaining metal contaminants. Tests were conducted with actual acid mine waters of Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana. Results of these tests showed that Humasorb-CS was effective in removing multiple contaminants and was amenable to regeneration with an acid wash as well.

For the US Trade Development Agency (USTDA), a HUMASORB wastewater unit at Sadat City, Egypt removed aluminum (Al), arsenic (AS), barium (Ba), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), lithium (Li), manganese (Mn), molybdenum (Mo), nickel (Ni), selenium (Se), vanadium (V) and zinc (Zn) and multiple toxic chemicals along with fecal coli form from wastewater and recycled the decontaminated water into organic fertilizer water for cultivating cotton and sorghum crops on desert land. The crop yield increased up to 40%.

In working with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, an innovative application of HUMASORB-Lwas proven for treatment of acid mine water in an abandoned mine in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. HUMASORB-L was not only found to be effective in the removal of toxic metals from acid mine water but also for elimination of further production of acid mine water in the mine pool by altering the biochemistry in the mine pool. A major breakthrough solution for stopping the discharge of acid mine waters, which otherwise will go on forever.

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